The Buck Stops Here

William Buchheit's two-time award-winning column doesn't appear in The Greer Citizen every week. But when it does, you can count on reading a passionate, compelling and informative argument.

Coming home

LeBron James is coming home…to a bunch of lousy, fair-weather fans who would turn their back on him again given the chance.

The hottest sports story of the summer reached its climax last week as the NBA’s biggest name announced he would return to the city where he began his career.

DSS caseloads signal rise in broken homes

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Last week, The State newspaper revealed that some 40 percent of South Carolina social workers handle more than the recommended maximum of 17 caseloads.  Social workers in the Upstate are even more overwhelmed.  The newspaper’s research revealed that half of Greenville County social workers and 59 percent of Spartanburg County social workers are

‘Life’ in the Summer of ’66

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Mass murder at a state university, prescription drug abuse, neglected veterans, escalating tensions with Russia, growing concern about pornography…  

Many believe these to be mostly modern-day ills that could signal the collapse of American society. Others know these very problems have haunted us for half a century.

Popular phrases I hate

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This week, the Huffington Post published an article entitled, “22 Common Phrases We All Secretly Hate.”

Among their choices were “At the end of the day,” “My bad,” and “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”  

A long day pays off for William Buchheit during his fishing trip in Florida.

A long day in Florida

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Editor’s Note: The following is the second part of a story documenting the true events of a fishing trip that took place a few weeks ago in Central Florida.  Some names have been changed to protect certain people from offense, embarrassment or anger.  


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